Hammonton Man Charged with DWI After Overdosing in Burning Car

A 26-year-old man was pulled out his burning vehicle Thursday and ultimately charged with DWI.

According to police, on Mar. 29th at 6:47 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Walnut Avenue for a report of a car crash.

Upon arrival, police found a vehicle in the front yard of a residence and on fire.

Authorities say the driver resisted officer’s attempts to remove him from the vehicle, however, once he was moved away, he lost consciousness.

Police said that at this point it was determined that he was experiencing an overdose and was administered a dose of Naloxone by Ptl. Ben McKinney.

The driver regained consciousness and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

According to authorities, fuel leaking from the car onto the street was ignited by the fire and resulted in damage to two additional vehicles.

The fire was extinguished and no other injuries were reported.

Police arrested and charged Shawn D. Durkin, 26, of Hammonton, with DWI and several other traffic offenses.